Supply Chain Management

By Patrick Burnson · October 6, 2011
Prime Advantage, a major buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the results of its eighth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of small and midsized North American manufacturers for the second half of 2011.
By Patrick Burnson · October 2, 2011
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will unveil its new certification program, SCPro, at its annual conference this week in Philadelphia
By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2011
When it comes to the economy, the term sideways is perfectly appropriate. How else is there to explain the constant state of “sameness” on a month-to-month basis? This sentiment could apply to several economic indicators like retail sales, industrial production and transportation volumes to name a few.
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2011
This nearly 5 cent dip follows 2.9 cents and 0.6 cent decreases over the previous two weeks, respectively
By Jeff Berman · September 26, 2011
While manufacturing has been considered a bright spot for the United States economy during of the economic downturn, recent data from consultancy Grant Thornton LLP indicates that manufacturers are losing faith in the growth prospects for the economy.
By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2011
Company officials said signs of a global economic slowdown, which resulted in lower volumes and lower productivity for FedEx Express, were offset by improved results at the company’s FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2011
In a little more than two weeks many of us—and maybe you, too—will be at the CSCMP Annual Conference in Philadelphia. I, for one, am really looking forward to this event.
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2011
The uneven trajectory of the economic recovery was highlighted once again in the most recent edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) Index.
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2011
With all the noise out there about the economy—whether it be lack of growth, a dim outlook, and sluggish demand (all of which are occurring in one form or another)—it often is easy to overlook some of the good, or positive things, which actually are occurring.
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2011
With young people returning to school this month, we thought we’d say something about on-going education for established professionals. Here’s a book for you to consider in September
By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2011
Diesel prices were up for the second straight week following a month of declining prices, increasing 4.8 cents to $3.868 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2011
As was the case in July, the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business outperformed its sister report focused on manufacturing.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2011
As was the case in July, the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business outperformed its sister report focused on manufacturing.
By Mike Regan · September 2, 2011
Yesterday, the President announced that he will address the Nation and unveil his jobs plan on September 8. The pundits are concerned that if his previous suggestions are any indication of what he will offer in this plan, we are in deep trouble.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2011
Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco said this week it is now providing customers with an online calculation of carbon dioxide emissions, which enables them to track CO2 emissions for all products shipped by ocean and air.

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